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Drank: Marionberry Whiskey (Eastside Distilling)


Drank
We eyed the bottle with distrust: marionberry whiskey. Obviously a gimmicky effort to out-local and out-quirk the next distillery on the row. And poorly directed—I generally prefer whiskey no    More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fighting Schools of The East

Go east, young man, and kick some ass.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It never fails: When a hero wants to disappear, he goes west to the frontier. But when he loses his way, he goes east. East is where the swords are. And the Zen. And the magical gurus who do weird   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bones & Bits


Food Cart Reviews
You want some good marinara, you go get it from some guy’s Sicilian grandma in New Jersey. If that fails, you get it from the guy with a grandma in New Jersey. At Bones & Bits, two lifelong    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Verdant Fields of Cully

Old Salt is a Renaissance restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
Old Salt contains multitudes. A stately 6,000-square-foot pleasure dome of food in the otherwise barren Cully neighborhood, the venture encompasses a butchery that works only from whole animal c   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Deliverance

Hee-Haw with shotguns.


Brew Views
You might’ve thought the last thing the American South would embrace in 1972 was a movie that depicts its people as a pack of corrupt backwoods hill folk and inbred, troglodytic rapists obsessed   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland’s Slabtown

From Creek Bed to Dog Hotel.


Books
Slabtown is not a name that resonates gladly in the hearts of Realtors. Today, the moniker most often refers only to a thin patch of inassimilable real estate around the I-405 freeway overpass, a    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Capture or Asylum

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later.


Cover Story
In junior high, they give you To Kill a Mockingbird. In high school, it’s The Catcher in the Rye. In Texas, we presume, they give you a Bible and a gun. In Portland, sooner or later most new arr   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Summer Guide 2013: Killing Me Softly

A hunter’s kid seeks the true meaning of farm-to-table.


Featured Stories
There is already blood on the ground when I arrive at Camas Davis’ Southwest Portland backyard. It pools into the pores of a decorative rock and dribbles onto the soil. The blood is too bright a   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Church: Come All Ye Faithful


Bar Reviews
The sign in front of Church (2600 NE Sandy Blvd., 206-8962, churchbarpdx.com) says “Eat. Drink. Repent,” but they’ve got it all wrong. If you’re Catholic, at least—the borrowing place fo   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Hill of Beans

Levant has a strong pitch, bats .350.


Food Reviews & Stories
Levant, chef Scott Snyder’s new Buckman restaurant in a former bakery, is a staid dining hall of warm wood, hot brick and neutral walls that seem to buff the room’s sound into a soft cushion o   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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